Thursday, September 20, 2012

Trying New Things: Neurofeedback? Scrivener?

Here it is, mid-September. It's the time of year that I always find myself wanting to start fresh. The weather is finally cooling to bearable--crisp mornings, toasty days, cool evenings--it's perfect.

I want to overhaul myself, my life, my--well, everything.

It's a sickness. I know.

And knowing that, this year I'm approaching the urge to toss it all out and start anew with a healthy dose of caution.

So here it is.

As you guys know, my middle kid is on the Autism spectrum. I've been researching therapies that might help him with some of the difficulties that go along with being on the spectrum, and came across Neurofeedback. Now, at first glance it honestly seems a bit like voodoo. Playing video games with your mind? And this helps what?

But in looking at the research and the information out there, the consensus seems to be that this is a viable therapy for many people. So we've found a certified, reputable therapist in Neurofeedback and we're taking kiddo for a trial run. Fingers crossed that it helps him. I'll post on this once we've gotten underway and I have something to say.

Secondly, Scrivener. I've been playing with the idea of purchasing Scrivener to help with the writing/rewriting process. And since I'm itching to make changes, I have gone ahead and made the leap. As of today, I'm a proud owner of the Scrivener for Windows platform. I'm playing with it, and once I've gained some proficiency with it I'll post about that as well.

For  now, I'll sign off and enjoy being self satisfied that I am curbing my sometimes destructive tendencies to demand huge change constantly.

Who knows--if I keep up the minimize change thing long enough we may get to the point where we only move once ever three years or so.

In the meantime, enjoy the crisp weather!


  1. It must be the need for constant change that drew us together during our brief tenure at UT... We're facing a move to southern UK next summer. Almost 3 yrs exactly. :)

    Good luck with the NeuroFeedback therapy. Because I was diagnosed with a learning difficulty at school, my mom got me something called eye therapy as a child (still not a medically accepted treatment) but it worked and I think gave me a great memory! Keep searching...


  2. Good luck with the move! We're still looking for a house to buy, so once we find a place we'll be moving in earnest. I'm looking forward to it though--a little more room would certainly be welcome.

    Was eye therapy with a patch? Because that has been recommended for Christian too. I love hearing about alternative treatments that worked for people--there's a lot out there that can help if only we knew to do it.

    Glad to hear from you Urs. :-)